Healthy Communities

Flood Water Safety

There is important information and action steps that you should know when returning home after a flood or when involved in cleanup after a storm that has caused flooding. Be aware that flood water may contain sewage, hazardous chemicals, and displaced animals such as snakes. Water combined with moisture also poses the risk of mold. Listed below are resources (some via UConn) that will help and guide in cleanup and safety, illness prevention, and more.

Flood Water Safety Toolkit
Illness Prevention from Mold Exposure
A Guide for Workers
Cleanup Safety
Mold Growth
Mold and Moisture Cleanup
Flood Flyer
More Useful Tips
Cleaning Up After Flood and Sewer Overflows
Flood Cleanup and the Air in Your Home: Poster | Booklet
Get Rid of Mold
Flooding and Septic Systems
Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water
What To Do After the Flood - Wells

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